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Marcelinho Carioca

Personal information
Full nameMarcelo Pereira Surcin
Date of birth1 February 1971(age 46)
Place of birthRio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5.8 in)
Playing positionAttacking midfielder
Club information
Current clubSanto André

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Marcelinho (born Marcelo Pereira Surcin on 1 February 1971) is a former Brazilian soccer player. An attacking midfielder, he is noted for his free kick abilities, earning the nickname "Pé-de-Anjo" (Angel Foot).

The most successful player ever to play for Corinthians, he has scored 206 goals in 420 matches from 1994 to 2001. He has collected more trophies with Corinthians than any other player in their history, a total of 8 championships including 1998 and 1999 Brazilian National Championships and the first edition of FIFA Club World Cup, in 2000.

He scored 505 goals, in his entire career.

For all his club achievements, Marcelinho never succeeded in Brazil's national team and never played a FIFA World Cup.

Marcelinho is also well known for his off-field antics, including frequent disputes with coaches (most famously with Wanderley Luxemburgo), management, and teammates.

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